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Wassem Ox Team Passes Through City
Oxen team and rig in front of
John Spiegelhoff Real Estate office,
115 N Third St, 1914
Quite a novel sight was seen by many pedestrians Tuesday
afternoon (June 22) when there appeared on
Charles Wassem was the owner of the unique outfit and had journeyed from Milestone, Saskatchewan, Canada, on his way to Bellville, Illinois, his former home.
He makes 15 or 20 miles a day. He left Canada February 18 and has been on his way ever since. He has traveled 1550 miles and when he arrives at his destination he will have journeyed 2,000 miles. He is 27 years old and is making the trip alone. He will pass through Milwaukee and Chicago and no doubt will be a big attraction in both places.
Watertown Daily Times, 06 26 1914